Relativity’s “The Crow” reboot will begin production this January, multiple individuals have confirmed to TheWrap.
News broke last month that Jason Momoa (“Game of Thrones”) was in talks to star in the reboot, which Colin Hardy is directing.
Momoa recently posted a photo of himself with Hardy to Instagram with the hashtag “#sealthedeal.”
The actor will step into the role after he wraps production on Warners “Justice League,” in which he plays Aquaman. Audiences were first introduced to Momoa as the character in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Momoa will play Aquaman for a third time in a standalone film scheduled for 2018 and directed by James Wan.
“The Crow” reboot will be a new adaptation of James O’Barr’s cult classic comic book that was originally adapted for the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee and directed by Alex Proyas.
Like the original, the story follows Eric Draven, a murder victim who returns from the dead, seeking vengeance on those who murdered him and his fiancée with the help of a mystical bird.
However, rather than a recreation of Proyas’ film, “The Crow” reboot is said to be a more faithful adaptation of the comic book source material.
Relativity is emerging from bankruptcy and “The Crow” reboot is a priority project for the studio as it looks to rebuild its reputation in Hollywood.